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Monday, May 22

Natsu Basho 2017 Honour Tanka Day 8: HOKUTOFUJI (6-2)

gravity centered 
so deeply two feet like roots 
to earthen dirt floor 

gravity centered so hard 
even one foot holds steady 

gravity centered so well 
one foot works as two 

big man balancing against 
ongoing force on one foot 

pushed backwards against edge, but 
never went over 

imagine having center 
of gravity like poplar 

like stubborn poplar, 
Hokutofuji refused 
to become toppled 

rooted, he endured the storm, 
then vanquished his winded foe 

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